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BYOND key: Serveris6

Character names: Syrus Seto (More to come, depending upon whether or not this is approved.)



How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Roughly a week.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: Because I wish to be able to play as command staff on Aurora station, as it seems, from what I've seen, that the current command population pool is, quite frankly, a bit small.

Why did you come to Aurora?: Because I got fed up with the administration on baystation, and quit along with a number of others(roughly a week ago), and while skimming for new servers, discovered this lovely paradise. Upon seeing other ex-bay players here, I decided it must be worth staying with. Best decision I've made in a whle.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?: Yes. Extensively.



Please provide well articulated and argumented answers to the following questions in a paragraph each.


Give a definition of what you think roleplay is, and should be about: Role-playing to me is defined as being immersed within your characters' state of being. This includes, but is in no way limited to, setting situations through their eyes, acting on situations based on their morals and beliefs, and interacting with their environment whilst acknowledging that every action has a consequence, in that your choices will affect those around you.


What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: To coordinate their departments, delegate duties properly, and act as a representative of their department to other command staff. In addition to this, the extra access can greatly help out the rest of your department, especially in emergency settings (this is applicable in every department.)


What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: The whitelisted players, upon being approved, should act as role-models to the player-base, and encourage good behavior/roleplay(as well as practicing it themselves!), while doing their part to behave and follow the rules as well. If I were approved, I would do what I could to carry out these beliefs to the letter, in the aforementioned methods I have already outlined.



Please pick one of your characters for this section, and provide well articulated responses to the following questions.


Character name: Syrus Seto

Character age: 33

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs): Syrus Seto was born and raised well-outside of Sol, on a small, man-made moon within the Artifice Rings, constructed to simulate the atmosphere and biology of Terra Firma, which has been named, aptly, Artem Terraris. On his hemisphere of said moon, the only colony/structure to note was a small administration base belonging to Silver Security Solutions Incorporated, a moderately sized corporation specializing in the conditioning and staffing of private security/paramilitary militia professionals.


Like most of the children living near this colony, when Syrus came of age, he enlisted and trained with SSSI, and became a civilian-level security contractor, taking assignments from his handlers ranging from personal bodyguard details, station and colony security, to auxillary navy support. Whilst commissioned as a command staff bodyguard on a small station near Tau Ceti, Syrus met Adriana Posson, whom he later married. They have two children by this point, Gaius and Aelius Seto. After completing his rotation as a command bodyguard, Syrus was assigned to a number more stations, one of which was the NSS Aurora.


What do you like about this character?: This character and myself have an extensive history. Syrus Seto has been my choice character for the past four years I've been playing SS13, and I've grown quite fond of him as a result. I really can't exactly explain why I enjoy standing in Syrus Seto's shoes.


What do you dislike about this character?: How limited he is, training wise. His background doesn't offer for very much leg-work in other departments, and is near-exclusively security/command as a result. To compensate for this, I have to make half a dozen other characters to adequetly enjoy all aspects that SS13 has to offer.


Do you think this character is fit to be a Head of Staff? (Please note that Head characters must be over 30, unless given special clearance): Yes.


Why?: He has survived two years of commanding the security teams of baystation, earning much praise. I'm sure that some of the ex-baystation players that have moved here can vouch for this.



Please provide well articulated and argumented answers to the following questions.


How would you rate your own roleplaying?: For lack of a system to this question, I will presume this to be a scale of 0-10, 0 being god-awful, and 10 being miraculous.


I would place myself at an 8.4. I've been playing SS13 for four years now, and have made an attempt on every server I've played on thus far to refine and exercise my roleplaying skills. I am told by many that I am an exceptional roleplayer, capable of balancing my characters out with strengths as well as weaknesses, to ensure that they remain lore-friendly and believable. I wouldn't place myself higher than a nine, because I believe that I still have much to learn in the field of roleplaying. I doubt I'll ever truly consider myself anything above a nine, as roleplaying is something you can never truly master. The techniques to roleplaying are limited only by the characters your imagination can create.



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Out of curiosity. Can you explain this: http://puu.sh/bH5F1/eeb9c470ad.png


There is one issue I have here, and it's relatively important enough from the perspective of a leader. I understand this may sound like I'm playing coy, or however that expression goes, but I will elaborate if you miss the beat.

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Also, I'd like to point out that just because you may have experience as an HoS on another server (Baystation, in this example), doesn't make you fit to be one on this server. Two wholly different communities, even though we may have former members here. The security on this server is, well, different to say the least.

Also, a last bit.

I don't want to nitpick or anything, but I've witnessed personally things like the fact that you weren't able to fill out a search warrant correctly, filling out an arrest warrant instead and handing it to officers. Not only this, but you didn't fill that out properly, completely forgoing listing what charges and, in place of the of the secondary charges field, simply writing that the objective was to "seize all narcotics in the chemistry lab."

This isn't what makes a good Head of Security.


Also, another point about your backstory.

Why, in their infinite wisdom, would Nanotrasen (a private corporation in their own right, mind you) hire a Head of Security from another corporation (in this case, Silver Security Solutions Incorporated) to command security personnel on one of their most lucrative and prized research stations. Also, when the character would have been loyalty implanted, how would that work out? Loyalty to Nanotrasen, but employed by the SSSI? These minute details are very important when considering applications, as these applications are archived and viewed by other players looking to create one of their own.

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Out of curiosity. Can you explain this: http://puu.sh/bH5F1/eeb9c470ad.png


There is one issue I have here, and it's relatively important enough from the perspective of a leader. I understand this may sound like I'm playing coy, or however that expression goes, but I will elaborate if you miss the beat.

 

Certainly. Any feedback, coy or otherwise, is appreciated. Criticism is my preferred means to improving what I do. Be as coy or anal as you feel is necessary.

http://baystation12.net/wiki/index.php/SOP


The station is currently in code green. Enforced uniform and armor are optional. Heads of Security wear armored jackets and headgear fairly often, even here. Unless a violent situation occurs, I am not violating any of the station operating procedures. Were something to explode, however, I would change back into the uniform I keep in my bag at once.


 

Also, I'd like to point out that just because you may have experience as an HoS on another server (Baystation, in this example), doesn't make you fit to be one on this server. Two wholly different communities, even though we may have former members here. The security on this server is, well, different to say the least. Also, a last bit.

That much I've realized, and have adjusted accordingly.


 

I don't want to nitpick or anything, but I've witnessed personally things like the fact that you weren't able to fill out a search warrant correctly, filling out an arrest warrant instead and handing it to officers. Not only this, but you didn't fill that out properly, completely forgoing listing what charges and, in place of the of the secondary charges field, simply writing that the objective was to "seize all narcotics in the chemistry lab."

This isn't what makes a good Head of Security.

They requested a warrent. 'Search,' was never specified in conversation. I had already obtained evidence for the crime they were suspected of, and had showed this to them(the officers). When asked for a warrent, I presumed they were referring to an arrest warrent, which, in my past experience as SS13 security, as well as my understanding of realistic law enforcement, would have been issued after evidence had been obtained. Which it had.

 

Also, another point about your backstory.

Why, in their infinite wisdom, would Nanotrasen (a private corporation in their own right, mind you) hire a Head of Security from another corporation (in this case, Silver Security Solutions Incorporated) to command security personnel on one of their most lucrative and prized research stations. Also, when the character would have been loyalty implanted, how would that work out? Loyalty to Nanotrasen, but employed by the SSSI? These minute details are very important when considering applications, as these applications are archived and viewed by other players looking to create one of their own.

 

Security consultation is a thing. Many law enforcement entities, as well as military organizations, and certainly private corporations, bring in experienced personnel to head projects, precincts, or government service detachments. These consultants, as they're generally called, can be pulled from other nations, as a diplomatic gesture, (High ranking military personnel are sent to an allied nation to oversee fortified bases, or lead in training exercises,) moved from a cousin-government service, (Interpol peacekeepers being invited to take jurisdiction of a case in say, South America), or hired from a staffing company.(many, many supercorporations today hire out-of-house professionals for their work, take for example, white hat hackers, or experienced managers.) In addition to this, Nanotrasen's loyalty implants are configured to encourage affected individuals to uphold their interests, as evidenced from the message when a player is implanted with one, ("You feel a surge of loyalty towards Nanotrasen!). Seeing as how it would be Nanotrasen administering the implant enforcing Nanotrasen's interest,(as SSSI doesn't execute this practice,) it seems rather apparent to whom the implant would make my characters bound to, yes?.


My point being, hiring out-of-house security is not an uncommon practice, not even in today's world.

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+1. From what I've seen, he's corrected the whole uniform issue and, in my experience, is a competent enough warden. Everyone makes mistakes - I say give him a shot.

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Woups, forgot to reply. Okay, you missed the point with the uniforms I was trying to raise. I don't exactly care what the SOP says on that count. Albeit, let it be known that the SOP written by Bay, as skimpy as it is, does not mention the swapping out of uniforms. As such, you would theoretically be required to wear the redsuit or an equivalent at all times.


Now, here's the more important viewpoint, one that a head of staff should recognize: you, specially as a security player, are in a very representative character on station. You are the face of NanoTrasen regulation enforcement. Not only must you match that representative role by wearing a uniform that declares you as a member of it, but an uniform also reinforces a sense of a team, a group within security. Seeing everyone wear whatever they and their grandmother think looks cool will cause, in the worst of case, you to be ridiculed and open to flak. You do not want this. You want to be neat, clean, tidy, and uniform with your team mates.

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I'll give +1 for now, because the uniform issue can be corrected, if serveris keeps wearing the security officer, and from what i see from his replies, he is decent and is willing to correct any mistakes he's done. So here ya go mate.

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Serveris has from what I can see, improved greatly over time. Compitent and fairly respectable. I'm more then willing then to give them a chance.

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I've been impatiently coming to the forums for 2 days now to check on my own whitelist application and then I see yours has been here for 10 days. While frustrated, I also kind of noticed I was being lazy.If I won't vote on other peoples apps, why should they on mine? So why not.


Working at security along with Seto I can say he has been more then competant at security, clearly knowing what he's doing. I could complain about few mistakes that were made on crime sentences, but truth be told everyone has a different idea on what and how to punish. One HoS even sentences people to perma without a proper investigation and tangible evidence at best, so I won't nitpick at his supposed mistakes. While being a warden does not imply formal command, I can tell you this is often not the case. In worse case scenario the warden serves as a judge, jury, lawyer, detective, officer and last but not least, HoS with none of outside security authority. In my opinion, if he handeled one such round effectively, he's good for command.

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